Bishop James Stanton on the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas won't acknowledge a resolution passed at the recent General Convention of the church with regard to gay clergy and the blessings of gay unions, the Dallas News reports:
Convention passed a resolution noting that some states now allow gay
marriage, and calling on the denomination to 'develop theological and
liturgical resources' in response. The resolution stopped short of
authorizing rites for gay unions. The resolution does say that
bishops – particularly where gay marriage is legal – 'may provide
generous pastoral response' to all members. Stanton said such language appears to give a 'green light' to blessings of gay unions."
Said Stanton to clergy: "We will not
consent to the election of a bishop living in a same-sex relationship,
and we will not allow the blessings of same-sex relationships."